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French Bronze Clocks: 1700-1830
Contributor(s): Niehuser, Elke (Author)

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ISBN: 0764309439     ISBN-13: 9780764309434
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
OUR PRICE: $76.46  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: October 1999

Annotation: Beautiful gold and bronze pendulum clocks not only tell time but also depict sculptures of Greek and Roman mythology, American Indians, and African figures. The symbolism of the figures is explained to reflect nearly-lost allegories that were well known 150 years ago. Over 200 color and many black and white photos display these fabulous clocks. An important additional feature is a visual directory of 1365 bronze clocks with bibliographic references that will hertofore make researching the field much more efficient.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Art
Dewey: 739.374
LCCN: 99063980
Series: Schiffer Books
Physical Information: 1.2" H x 9.4" W x 12" (4.35 lbs) 272 pages
Features: Dust Cover, Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
These pendulum clocks not only tell time but also depict magnificent bronze and gilded sculptures which more or less relate to time, especially of Greek and Roman mythology, American Indian or African origin, and inhabitants of exotic countries. The author explains the underlying stories and scenes of everyday life in panels which represent the new, post-revolutionary era of the middle class in 19th century France.

Contributor Bio(s): Niehuser, Elke: - Dr. Elke Nieh*ser is an art historian specializing in the study of traditional images and their interpretation.
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